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keen1 / kēn/ • adj. 1. having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm: keen believers in the monetary system. ∎  (keen on) interested in or attracted by (someone or something): Bob makes it obvious he's keen on her. 2. sharp or penetrating, in particular: ∎  (of a sense) highly developed: I have keen eyesight. ∎  (of mental faculties) quick to understand or function: her keen intellect. ∎  (of the air or wind) extremely cold; biting. ∎  (of the edge or point of a blade) sharp. DERIVATIVES: keen·ly adv.keen·ness n.keen2 • v. [intr.] wail in grief for a dead person. ∎  [usu. as n.] (keening) make an eerie wailing sound: the keening of the cold night wind. DERIVATIVES: keen·er n.

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keen1 †wise; †brave, fierce OE.; having a sharp edge or point; pungent, biting XIII; ardent, intense XIV; penetrating, acute XVIII. OE. cēne = OS. *kōni, MLG. kōne (Du. koen), OHG. kuoni (G. kühn) bold, brave, ON. kœnn skilful, expert :— Gmc. *kōnjaz,which has no certain cogns.

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keen (Irish caoine). Irish funeral song acc. by wailing (keening). Reproduced in Vaughan Williams's opera Riders to the Sea.

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keen2 lament. XIX. — Ir. caoinim I wail.

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